In Touch - Oct. 3, 2008
October 3, 2008
Jesus Christ, the Seeking Savior
In this busy and impersonal high-tech world, it seems easier than ever to ignore Jesus Christ. We are led to believe that every need can be met with a few clicks on the computer. After all, if we want to keep our eyes on the future, why seek a Savior from 2,000 years in the past?
As we grow more and more accustomed to looking to ourselves for answers, we can easily fall into a dangerous trap—the idea that just because we don’t care about Him, He doesn’t care about us. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
All through the Bible, God takes the initiative in the salvation of man. None of us who are saved have sought Him out; we’ve just responded to His initiative. He made the first move; He chose to save us and then we chose to respond.
What does Scripture say? In John 3:16, we see that the Father actively gave His Son so that we might be saved. In verse 17, the Word clarifies that the Son was sent not to condemn but to save the world.
And think about Jesus’ parting instructions to His disciples in Mark 16:15. Did He say to sit idly by and simply mention His name to anybody who walked past? No! He told them to go out into the world and tell everyone the good news! He wants the gospel to go forth, because He is still seeking the lost today.
Have you been sitting around, waiting for Jesus to show up? Stand up, my friend. Jesus is here, and He’s been looking for you all along.
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